Chelsea boss admits he’d love his players to have the level of talent of Spurs pair

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Dom Le Roy

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes that the Premier League record he shares with Didier Drogba is at serious threat from Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.

Lampard will watch his side take to the field against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge tomorrow afternoon and is wary of the threat posed by the North London pair.

Lampard and Drogba combined to score a record 36 goals during their time together at Chelsea while Son and Kane are hot on their heels having linked up to net on 29 occasions.

The Chelsea boss claims that his joint record will be comfortably beaten if they continue to perform at the same level and admits the link-up play between the Son and Kane is something which his side need to try and nullify while expressing his admiration for the pair.

Spurs head into the derby with a two-point advantage over Chelsea and will be looking to maintain their place at the top of the table.

“They are certainly a threat to that record,” Lampard told The Mirror.

“They are going to beat that comfortably, with the way they’re going.

“Fair play, I’ve got no qualms about that. It’s something me and Didier were proud of but this is football and it moves on.

“Players of that level will always test that. I’m aware of their threats. You look at the numbers they’re producing, the link-up play, the understanding is clear. Fair play to them and the coach for how they play and work as a team.

“It’s something we have to be aware of. It’s a big strength of theirs but it’s not their only strength, they’re a strong team around that in lots of different areas but we also have to try and nullify those threats and make the most of our strengths.

“With players like Son and Kane, they’ve worked on that relationship for a good few years now.

“We’re in the early stages of that so yes I would love for our players to get those relationships and have that level of talent.”

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